Recruiting never stops and it's easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.
Spring football is officially back.
Now that those words have sunk in, let’s get to a little business. New offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick was the star of Monday’s media availability in some ways. He was the only new addition to the coaching staff since Mike Dawson was a returning coach. Wide receiver is a huge question mark this spring as the position is quite thin. As Scott Frost said to media during his time on Monday the offensive staff has its work cut out for them managing wide receiver numbers.
In short there is plenty for Lubick to figure out on the football side of things.
On the recruiting front, it can really vary with how involved coordinators are in recruiting. Erik Chinander and Mark Banker for example had different approaches. Chinander enjoys recruiting and stays in close contact with a lot of Nebraska targets. Banker was not as active on the trail back when he was at Nebraska.
The plan for exactly how Lubick will be used is still being ironed out. However, his experience coaching all over the country could make him more of a Swiss Army knife.
“I think I’ve coached in every BCS conference,” Lubick explained. “The ACC, SEC, Pac-12, Big 12, Big Ten . . . I’ve got a lot of experience in different states. I have pretty much every major state. I’m happy wherever they put me. I think part of it as an offensive coordinator is not to just recruit your position but help the other coaches. If there is an offensive lineman or quarterback they need to feel confident in the system we run and comfortable when they come here.
“I do think we’ve got great facilities here, great tradition here. Our biggest selling point is we have great people. Kids want to go where they feel comfortable and feel connected. Hopefully I can help with that.”
Though it’s not fully settled yet the early impression is that Lubick will help as needed with recruiting. He will clearly have a large say in wide receiver recruiting. It will be interesting to see in what ways, if any, the makeup of the prospects Nebraska is after starts to change under his watch.
The way things are shaping up with Lubick on the trail is pretty standard. We’ll know more as we move along through spring and the summer when coaches get back on the road in April for the evaluation period.
>> Nebraska 5-star linebacker target Terrence Lewis committed to the Under Armour All-American game.
UA ALL-AMERICAN💪🏾🎯 pic.twitter.com/drD7yiHanr
— Terrence Not Terrance🦦 (@Terrence21Lewis) March 9, 2020
>> Council Bluffs tight end Thomas Fidone can be seen in this clip looking smooth as a pass catcher.
@ThomasFidone makes it look so easy! @ColePayton9 dropping the dime… #WA7v7 pic.twitter.com/mwEiqdrpJr
— Warren Academy (@Warren_Academy) March 8, 2020
>> The Huskers made the top nine for Washington wideout Will Latu.
>> In the debut episode of the Moore To It podcast, Jay Moore caught up with Doak Ostergard.
>> Derek Peterson explored weighty expectations, maturity tests and a potential breakout candidate in his latest column.
>> Check out the news and notes from Scott Frost’s time with media on Monday.
>> The Huskers took three out of four from Columbia to open the home slate over the weekend.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.